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Wine lovers' Christmas present ideas



Time for the 2018 Christmas wishlist topic I think

Ideas for presents to buy for other wine lovers, or that you wish others might buy for you (you can always point your loved-ones to this topic for sourcing ideas).

Is there a wine, spirits or related gift you love the idea of? Then share it!


I was prompted to start this topic because I came across this product created by a friend of mine, Rebecca Gibb MW

These look fantastic (though apparently they need to work on the spelling in their OG tags)


I told the other half to stick with vouchers for my favourite local wine shops. This way I can shop to my heart’s content.

The other hint I dropped is about booking a tasting tour in Rathfinny Wine Estate in Alfriston. Last year I missed the boat and it was all sold out. When I say ‘hint’, by the way, I mean spelling it out in capital letters in an email. Subtlety doesn’t work here! :grinning:


I’m feeling very Christmassy and have been for a couple of weeks now!

Last year I got my membership to TWS from my parents so it’ll be a job to top that as a gift that keeps on giving!


I recently purchased this for a friend… its quite gimmicky but they seem to like it :laughing:


Funnily enough, Rebecca Gibb is contributing to two of our Christmas Gifts this year:

Like the idea of that carafe. @leah! Our decanter was a gift from a family member, and every time we use it we think of him, so I’m sure your friend will do the same. :slight_smile:

The only wine-related item on my wish list this year is a case of this:

:crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


A wine related book?

  1. Kermit Lynch’s Adventure on the wine route.
  2. The World Atlas of Wine.
  3. The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste.


I know this is a thread for wine lovers gifts … HOWEVER :rofl:… knowing that this community is probably at LEAST 90% male, I thought I would use it to my advantage and request your collective male knowledge to find a “loud” shirt for Mr. Leah. He likes to be a bit “loud” for nights out as he doesn’t wear shirts for work . (He wears his batman crocs and shorts generally :rofl:)… and I am having huge problems trying to find him a nice colourful shirt as a Christmas add on ! I’ve tried a few boutiques , John Lewis, Fenwicks in Newcastle , house of Fraser etc… but I just can’t find anything “nice” …! So if anyone knows of an online store or somewhere where I purchase him something a bit different I would love to know .
Also… he lifts weights so his chest is about a 46-48 and a shirt size of about a 17.5. The like of Ted Baker / Paul Smith don’t cater for that size and whilst he is big on the chest and shoulders his waist is you know reasonably slim … (maybe I should post a photo :thinking::thinking:.)


Cant comment on fit, but you can get some loud ones here:-


or here:-



I’ve bought things from


but my favourite actual designer is:


Thank you !! We all know that you invented loud shirts @robert_mcintosh :rofl::+1:! Much appreciated @japcraw too .